A lot of Koreans eat Tonkatsu for lunch. It used to be one of my favorite lunch foods when I was out with my friends. It's not too hard to make. All you need is pork cutlets, panko (bread crumb), flour, and eggs. Kids love it, too, so try it sometime!
6 (1/4 inch thick) pork loin cutlets (You can also use chicken instead of pork loin, if you prefer chicken)
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup panko
1 cup canola oil
*Tonkatsu sauce (I usually buy the sauce at an Asian grocery store but you can make one at home)
1. Pound the pork loin until they're 1/4 inch thick. (Ask someone at meat section at your grocery store to run it through the machine)
2. Coat the pork loin in flour, eggs, and then in panko.
3. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, place the pork in the pan and cook until they are golden brown.
4. Place the pork on a paper towel to get rid of some oil.
5. Drizzle Tonkatsu sauce over the meat and serve.
* Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cup sake
- 2 tablespoons ginger
- 2 tablespoons garlic
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup mirin